Thursday, February 23, 2017
Chester Boys Basketball Advances to Quarter-Finals
Report by Terry Thomas
Chester (18-5) advances to the District-1 AAAAA Tournament Quarter-Finals with a 74-59 victory over the visiting Upper Moreland Bears. The Clippers will host the Upper Merion Vikings who defeated Strath Haven in the opening round. The Clippers put four players in double figures led by senior forward Jamar Sudan's game high 16 points. Junior Brian Randolph III matched his career high with 12 points and seniors Ahrod Carter and Jordan Camper dropped in 11 and 10 points respectively. Senior Jah'meir Springfield just missed double figures with 8 points. Sophomore Rahmaad DeJarnette, Michael Smith and Jaimhy Evans contributed 6, 5 and 4 points and junior Timothy Johnston completed Chester's scoring with 2 points. Even after a 12 day layoff, the Clippers were on target in the first quarter connecting on five 3-pointers to jump out to a 18-12 advantage. Their hot shooting continued in the 2nd quarter putting up 19 points including three more 3-pointers to hold a 37-30 lead at the intermission. The Clippers were able to keep the Bears at bay by hitting two more 3-pointers in the 3rd quarter as the teams played even at 18 points. Chester - 55, Upper Merion - 48. The Clippers stayed consistent in the final 8 minutes putting up 19 more points but held the Bears to 11 to sail away for the win.
Chester finished with 14 assists on 29 made baskets.
The Clippers will be playing the final game at the Clip Joint on Saturday evening with the 7:00 tip-off against the visiting Upper Merion Vikings.